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Constitutional and Administrative Law 17th ed

ISBN13: 9781292185866
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781447904212
Published: May 2018
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £39.99

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First published in the 1930s, Bradley, Ewing and Knight is one of the UK’s best known law textbooks of all time. Written by senior academics and a leading public law practitioner, the book is the definitive guide to all aspects of the constitution, and as such has been cited by courts across the world, including the UK’s Supreme Court. At its heart however, the book remains a student textbook with one fundamental aim; to provide all law students with an accessible and comprehensive grounding in Public Law suitable for use on both first year modules, and more advanced optional courses.

This 17th edition has been substantially updated to reflect the major constitutional upheavals of recent times, including:

  • Consideration of the impact of R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the EU across a range of chapters on Parliamentary sovereignty, the rule of law, devolution, and the relationship between EU law and national law.
  • A total rewrite of chapter 6 on Britain and the EU, with a full analysis of the constitutional implications of Brexit;
  • Discussion of the use of the rule of law by the Supreme Court in recent high-profile decisions such as Evans (Prince Charles’ letters and the executive veto) and Unison (employment tribunal fees).
  • A major rewrite of substantial parts of chapter 16 on privacy and surveillance, to take in the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, the so-called 'snooper's charter';
  • Re-examination of the devolution settlements following the Scottish independence referendum, Brexit, the Scotland Act 2016 and the Wales Act 2017, along with expanded consideration of local government within the constitution.

Constitutional and Administrative Law
Preface xiii
Table of legislation xv
Table of cases xvii
Abbreviations xix
Publisher’s acknowledgement xxi
Sources, structure and principles 1
1. Constitutional law – its meaning and sources 3
2. The structure of the United Kingdom 32
3. Parliamentary supremacy 49
4. The rule of law 82
5. Responsible and accountable government 103
6. United Kingdom and the European Union 120
The institutions of government 147
7. Composition of Parliament 149
8. Role of Parliament 188
9. Privileges of Parliament 220
10. The Crown and royal prerogative 242
11. Cabinet, government departments and civil service 275
12. Public bodies and public appointments 307
13. Courts and the administration of justice 330
Personal liberty and human rights 363
14. Human Rights Act 365
15. Right to liberty and police powers 398
16. Right to privacy and surveillance powers 429
17. Right to freedom of expression 459
18. Freedom of association and assembly 489
19. State security and official secrets 518
20. Special and emergency powers 549
Administrative law 581
21. What is administrative law? 583
22. Delegated legislation 595
23. Administrative justice 614
24. Judicial review I: the grounds of review 641
25. Judicial review II: procedure and remedies 681
26. Liability of public authorities 710
Bibliography 745